Covid deaths and Disability

Covid deaths and Disability

Last week the ONS published details of deaths in the disabled community up to mid-July which states that Disabled people made up almost 6 in 10 (59%) of all deaths involving COVID-19 in the period.

After adjusting for region, population density, socio-demographic and household characteristics, the relative difference in mortality rates between those disabled and limited a lot and those non-disabled was 2.4 times higher for females and 2.0 times higher for males.

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